Morel mushrooms and asparagus complement each other perfectly in this classic risotto. If you can't find fresh morels, dried morels are readily available in many of the larger supermarkets.
If using dried morel mushrooms, reserve the soaking liquid from rehydrating the morels and add to chicken stock. Reduce if needed; the ratio of arborio rice to stock should always be 1 to 3 ½ .
This a wonderful recipe. The two flavors work great together. Used less butter than suggested. If you have ever made risotto before you know it will take more time to get your rice perfect. It’s worth the extra time so don’t try and speed it up. Add the broth slowly and continue to stir constantly. Used a lovely balsamic reduction over the top. Will certainly make again. - 24 Feb 2019 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Wonderfully delicious! Fresh morels are harder to come by in this part of Florida so I used a mix of rehydrated morels and white mushrooms (shiitakes would have been better than white I think - next time). I agree with another viewer that the cooking time for the risotto was closer to 30-40 minutes. - 26 Jul 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Super easy!! I added a little lemon zest & garlic. The result was amazing!! This will be a go to favorite in our house!! - 21 Jun 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)